Are people brainwashed into joining the U.S. military by media and lower-middle class culture?

This is not an insult to the men and women in the military. I realize that some people do not come from good homes and have no other options after high school. I've just been researching this topic for a few hours and was wondering what others thought about it. Here are some websites you may find... show more This is not an insult to the men and women in the military. I realize that some people do not come from good homes and have no other options after high school. I've just been researching this topic for a few hours and was wondering what others thought about it. Here are some websites you may find interesting.

typical action video game
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty

what an adventure...sign me up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAp-VdBkIDE&feature=related

http://media.www.thecurrentonline.com/media/storage/paper304/news/2007/11/26/Opinions/Be.All.You.Can.Be.Military.Recruitment.Targets.Poor.Uneducated.Youth-3115662.shtml

http://washparkprophet.blogspot.com/2006/11/us-military-demographics.html

typical American action movie
http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Unrated-Extended-Cut/dp/B000ELL1S0/ref=cm_lmf_tit_5

Does anyone actually make it past O-4? I hope they're not living in Manhattan!
http://www.militaryfactory.com/military_pay_scale.asp
Update: This was an interesting report from the UK.....
http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2149199.0.US_death_toll_in_Iraq_is_mostly_white_and_poor.php
Update 2: Please no anecdotes on this thread.
Update 3: Dear tallerfella,

Thanks for your comments. I just looked at your profile and it says your a major contributor in the beauty section of YA, so I'm sure your a very smart guy. Yes, it is true that I posted this question before, but it was without all the research I did tonight.
Update 4: Thanks for that quote Amy. I'll add it to my list of things media brainwashed people say in pro-military arguments. I'm sure you cleverly picked it up while watching TV and laying the smack down on some juvenile delinquent. I hope your son does well in Iraq getting oil for Bush.
Update 5: I also want to add that you do not have to join the military to pay for college. Most lower ranked public schools are dirt cheap and are willing to take anyone.
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